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Honor Mission
CPL Jackey Dale Blosser, US Army, Korean War KIA – Coraopolis, PA/Grafton, WV – 30 & 31 Jul 20 , POW/MIA, KIA
USA –  Korea

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to provide escort then stand in silent Honor and Respect for CPL Jackey Dale Blosser, U.S. Army, Korean War KIA/MIA, as he is returned home for his final service and internment on Thursday, 30 Jul, and Friday, 31 Jul.
Jackey was with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division and was reported missing in action December 2, 1950.
The Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) attacked his unit during their withdrawal from the Pungnyuri Inlet to Hagaruri, North Korea, during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. Jackey’s remains could not be recovered following the battle and after the war, no returned prisoners of war reported seeing him in any camps.
On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
Blosser’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-30-20
Staging Time: 5:30 PM

Times are subject to change for Staging, Briefing & KSU so, please check back on the Mission post before planning your day.
McGarity United States Army Reserve Center
99 Soldiers Ln,
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108
https://goo.gl/maps/n1RVJZqgHTH2

Ride Captain:

PA RC Randy Ruff, randyaruff@gmail.com (412- 613-2109) is the RCIC for this portion of the mission.

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 6:00 PM. Additional information will be provided.
KSU: TBD
Pittsburgh International Airport.
1000 Airport Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15231
https://goo.gl/maps/ej445MxdHyn
KSU for Honorable Escort: TBD
Escorting to West Virginia on I-79 southbound Welcome Center, MM159, Morgantown, WV 26505.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 07-30-20
Staging Time: 7:00 PM

West Virginia Welcome Center, I-79S
Mile Marker 159
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
https://tinyurl.com/yx9fh9l9

Ride Captain:

WV RC Boonie Jarvis (doolittle202@gmail.com) is the RCIC for this portion of the mission.

Special Instructions:

Briefing at 7:15 PM.
KSU after the procession’s arrival from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Proceed to Calvary Baptist Church, 66 Calvary Lane,Grafton, WV 26354https://goo.gl/maps/kfirj4GuuXoE6DVS9
Early weather forecast is for temperatures in the upper 80’s with a 70% chance of sunshine. Please dress and travel according to conditions, keeping yourself well hydrated.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 07-31-20
Staging Time: 07:30 AM

Calvary Baptist Church
66 Calvary Lane
Grafton, WV 26354
https://goo.gl/maps/kfirj4GuuXoE6DVS9

Ride Captain:

WV RC Boonie Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com) is the RCIC.

Special Instructions:

Briefing at 7:45 AM.
Flag line will be in place NLT 8:00 AM and maintained during the private services.
At the conclusion of services, flag line will be set as Jackey is transferred to the hearse for his final journey.
Escort will be provided to the WV National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV.
Upon arrival, flag line will be set and maintained for the duration of his interment services scheduled for 10:00 AM.
Early weather is for temperatures in the low 80’s with a 60% chance of sunshine. Please dress and travel accordingly.
Please remember the restrictions in place for Covid-19.
Won’t you join with us and a grateful Nation as we say “Welcome Home, Jackey”, “Thank you” and “God Speed” to another of our native sons who made the Ultimate Sacrifice so far from home for our Freedom and Liberties.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Susan Whitlatch
Position:West Virginia Ride Captain

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July 30 @ 12:00 am
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July 31 @ 12:00 am
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3 Comments

  1. We thank you, Corporal, for your Honorable and Faithful service to a grateful Nation. Although many decades have passed since your Ultimate Sacrifice, this Nation never stopped in our efforts to return you to your homeland. While many have referred to the Korean War as the Forgotten War, you and all who remain MIA have never been forgotten.

    May your family and friends finally have peace in the knowledge that you have returned home and may they all find a measure of peace and comfort in the God’s grace. May they realize that, although no longer with them on this Earth, you will continue to stand watch from your place among the Angels.

    Stand at ease, Corporal! Your tour of duty has now come full circle. May you rest in Honored and Eternal Peace. God Speed, Sir.
    Respects,
    Joe Cumblidge
    Former State Captain
    West Virginia Patriot Guard

    wvugo2001@suddenlink.net

    U.S. Coast Guard 1969-1980

    http://www.wvpatriotguard.org

    Riding in Honor and Memory of my Hero, my best friend and my Father, CPL Paul R. “Russ” Cumblidge, U.S. Army, WWII Veteran.

    In memory of the crew of HU16E CGNR 2123, lost on a SAR mission off Corpus Christi, TX on 21 September 1973:
    LCDR Francis W. Miller (CG Aviator #1164)
    LTJG Jerald M. Mack (CG Aviator #1567)
    AD1 Harold D. Brown, Jr.
    AM2 Benjamin R. Gaskins
    AT2 John F. Harrison
    AT2 John P. Pledger

  2. My husband Randy and I send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this HERO during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in knowing your loved one has finally come home to rest. Cpl. Jackey Dale Blosser is truly an American HERO and his service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

    Cpl. Blosser, we send our deepest gratitude for your service and ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We know that FREEDOM is NEVER FREE but is preserved and protected by men and women like you who willingly answer our nation’s call to serve. WELCOME HOME SIR !!!!!! May you now REST IN PEACE.

    Pat Dawson
    State Captain
    WV Patriot Guard

    pdawson1110@yahoo.com

  3. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. (Psalm 23:1-6)

    May the family of
    CPL Jackey Dale Blosser, find comfort in knowing their loved one has returned home. Rest in Peace CPL.

    Jeanne Shaffer
    WV PGR RC

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